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CARQUEST Caps and Stats Thermostat, 186 Degrees Fahrenheit

Part No. 14298 Warranty Details  

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OE-type thermostat with the fit and function of the original part
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Gaskets Included:Yes
Opening Temperature:186

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CARQUEST Caps and StatsThermostat, 186 Degrees Fahrenheit
 
3.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (15)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

  • No improvement in performance (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (12)
  • Replacement (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (8), Casual driver (8), Mechanic (6), Truck enthusiast (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Replacement Thermostat

I bought and installed this thermostat along with a new water pump. After everythign was buttoned back up and the system refilled, I let the engine reach operating temperature. It runs exactly the...Read complete review

I bought and installed this thermostat along with a new water pump. After everythign was buttoned back up and the system refilled, I let the engine reach operating temperature. It runs exactly the same temperature as the OE stat allowed. It also includes a new o-ring type seal so you don't need to buy it separately.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

hot it is not

once you drain the block and radiator it took me about 30 minutes to change out.I bought my first replacement thermostat because my heater core was'nt putting out any heat.the new one worked great for...Read complete review

once you drain the block and radiator it took me about 30 minutes to change out.I bought my first replacement thermostat because my heater core was'nt putting out any heat.the new one worked great for about 6 months.I took it back under the warrenty and got another one.had no problems getting it exchanged.I put the second one in and it did'nt last a week.when its cold outside this is an issue with me.the thermostat works good on the engine side of it,but is faulty on the heater core side.when i go back this time,i'm going to get a different brand.

Reviewed by 19 customers

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1.0

NOT for 2005 5.3 Silverado 1500

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from Jersey Shore

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Level 4

Pros

    Cons

    • Doesn't Fit Factory Pump

    Best Uses

      Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Thermostat, 186 Degrees Fahrenheit:

      This item came up as an exact fit for 2005 5.3 1500 Silverado-it does not fit the GM factory pump.
      There is another product review indicating it fits earlier models, only. I wish I had seen that review instead of assuming the search results were correct.

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      5.0

      Replaced with water pump..

      By 

      from Chicago,Illinois

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement
        • Restoration

        Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Thermostat, 186 Degrees Fahrenheit:

        I replaced a water pump on a 2003 Chevy Silverado with a 4.8L engine. I installed a new thermostat while I was at it and it was a fast and easy swap. Housing is installed onto water pump with a new o-ring which is inluded. No leaks at startup and seems to be working fine.

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        (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not for 2004 and up

        By 

        from Central Florida

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Thermostat, 186 Degrees Fahrenheit:

          This product is for 2000 to 2003 GM 5.3, for 2004 to 2006 purchase thermostat only with a gasket and reuse the housing. If replacing the Water Pump you will likely get a gasket in that package.

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          (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Replacement Thermostat

          By 

          from Athens, GA

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          Level 5

          Pros

          • Accurate Operation
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Performance Driving
            • Replacement

            Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Thermostat, 186 Degrees Fahrenheit:

            I bought and installed this thermostat along with a new water pump. After everythign was buttoned back up and the system refilled, I let the engine reach operating temperature. It runs exactly the same temperature as the OE stat allowed. It also includes a new o-ring type seal so you don't need to buy it separately.

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            (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By 

            from Akron, Ohio

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

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            Level 2

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Improves Engine Efficiency

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving

              Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Thermostat, 186 Degrees Fahrenheit:

              Perfect fit

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              (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              direct replqcement

              By 

              from Washington, Illinois

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              Level 3

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Replacement

                Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Thermostat, 186 Degrees Fahrenheit:

                Since I was replacing the old water pump with a new one this was the perfect time to also replace the old thermostat. It was an easy install with basic hand tools.

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                (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Identical to the factory part!

                By 

                from Macomb, MI

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                3 or more reviews submitted

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Install
                • Just like the original
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving
                  • Replacement

                  Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Thermostat, 186 Degrees Fahrenheit:

                  This was identical to the original part that came wit the vehicle. Great value
                  !

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                  (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect Fitfor My 2000 Silverado

                  By 

                  from San Antonio

                  About Me Casual Driver, Do it yourself-er

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                  3 or more reviews submitted

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving
                  • Replacement

                  Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Thermostat, 186 Degrees Fahrenheit:

                  Direct replacement for my Thermostat. No problems

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                  (5 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Not Sure

                  By 

                  from McAllen TX

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                  Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Thermostat, 186 Degrees Fahrenheit:

                  See Service

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                  (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By 

                  from Milford CT

                  About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 2

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Driving
                    • Replacement

                    Comments about CARQUEST Caps and Stats Thermostat, 186 Degrees Fahrenheit:

                    Just as good as factory pen part but price and availability were better

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                    6 Questions | 6 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      I have a 2001 suburban 1500 and my vehicle takes a long time to get a little warm. It only blows warm heat when the car in moving. the blower blows on low and high but lightly warm heat. What's my proble?
                      Asked on 1/16/2015 by Wayne from LaPlata Maryland

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Hi Wayne, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it, nor provide you with a 100% answer. I would suggest that you take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic before buying any parts that may/may not solve the problem.

                        Answered on 1/17/2015 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      how do you know which thermostat fits a 2004 gmc yukon denali 6.0? I
                      it shows two differnet ones. Does it make a difference if I changed the water pump to an aftermarket one?
                      Asked on 11/30/2014 by me

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        I'm happy to help, Me! To see additional fitment details, check in the Description tab under the Product Application(s) heading when your vehicle information is entered into the website. This Stant 186 Degree Thermostat (Part No. 14298) includes the outlet assembly and seal. It is indicated to fit the 2004 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L V8 with the OE and most aftermarket water pumps. The other Stant Thermostat (Part No. 14948) is a heavy duty thermostat and will fit the vehicle with the GM replacement water pump. It is also a 186 degree thermostat.

                        Answered on 12/10/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I asked a question yesterday about replacing the the thermostat on a 2005 Chevy Silverado K1500 4 x 4 (not heavy duty) 5.3L V-8 standard gas. I got this answer from you:

                      Vincent from AAP said:

                      "Hi Val, great question! This thermostat is vehicle specific. For assisting you further please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle."

                      So answers are above. Looks to me thermostat is attached to the lower radiator hose. Mine looks like it has two bolts but the replacement picture looks like 3 bolts? does the lower radiator hose attach to the thermostat? Should be easy enough to get at and remove and replace anything I need to worry about other than fluid coming out with the lower hose?
                      Asked on 12/3/2013 by val from Hampshire IL

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Hi val, glad to assist you! I researched and found that this thermostat is an ideal part for your 2005 Chevy Silverado K1500. Follow the lower radiator hose to the water pump and it will clamp onto the thermostat housing. Remove the two bolts on it and you will see the thermostat .But don't forget to drain the antifreeze first.

                        Answered on 12/5/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      In older chevy's this used to be on top of the engine where the upper hose went into the engine. Mine has a metal coupler with no bolts? Where does this thermostat attach to the engine?
                      Asked on 12/3/2013 by Val from Hampshire, IL

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Hi Val, for further assistance regarding the Stant Thermostat, 186 Degrees Fahrenheit (Part No. 14298), please provide us the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

                        Answered on 12/3/2013 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      In older chevy's this used to be on top of the engine where the upper hose went into the engine. Mine has a metal coupler with no bolts? Where does this thermostat attach to the engine?
                      Asked on 12/2/2013 by Val from Hampshire, IL

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Val, great question! This thermostat is vehicle specific. For assisting you further please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle.

                        Answered on 12/3/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Does this Tstat fit the original factory water pump? Or does PN 14948?
                      Asked on 10/8/2010 by Von from Mooresville, IN

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        To furhter assist you on this question could you provide the vehicle's year, make, model, and engine size.

                        Answered on 10/8/2010 by Kevin the King of Auto Parts. from AAP
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